Lord Robt Murray’s / The Falls of Divach / Miss Drummond Megginsh’s Strathspey

SIMON THOUMIRE

Lord Robt Murray’s / The Falls of Divach / Miss Drummond Megginsh’s Strathspey

Two strathspeys from the Malcolm McDonald Collection (first published in 1788) and one from Twitter! The Twitter tune (The Falls of Divach) was actually written by J. Scott Skinner’s daughter – Jeanie (aged 12) so always worth a play!

Miss Drummond Megginsh’s Strathspey was written by John Bowie who was originally from Perth and ‘a famous teacher of the violin, and a composer of dance tunes’. He published a set of reels, etc in 1786 which this one might have featured in. I must find the book! This info about Bowie came from David Baptie’s late 19th century opus.

1 comment

  1. Jack - December 4, 2016 4:16 pm

    12 year old composer what great genes Jeanie inherited ! Excellent performance as usual Simon

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